How to Suffer Outside with Diana Helmuth

How to Suffer Outside with Diana Helmuth

Join Diana Helmuth, author of "How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner's Guide to Hiking and Backpacking," and the Peninsula Wilderness Club for an evening of hiking humor and tips.
  • Wed, Jun 7, 2023 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Mountaineers Books
  • The Mountaineers
  • iCal

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The Peninsula Wilderness Club is hosting author Diana Helmuth on June 7th. The club meeting starts at 7pm, with club business concluding and handing things over to Diana for a presentation about How to Suffer Outside around 7:45pm. After the talk there will be time for audience Q&A and Diana will be signing copies of her book, which will be available to purchase courtesy of Liberty Bay Books

About the book

Part critique of modern hiking culture and part how-to guide, How to Suffer Outside is for anyone who wants to hit the trail without breaking the bank. Diana Helmuth offers real advice, opinionated but accessible and based on in-the-field experiences. She wins readers’ hearts and trust through a blend of self-deprecating humor and good-natured heckling of both seasoned backpackers and urbanites who romanticize being outdoorsy, plus a helpful dose of the actual advice a novice needs to get started. Featuring illustrations by artist Latasha Dunston, each chapter focuses on a critical topic: gear, food, hygiene, clothing, and more, along with useful checklists and resources. Humorous, philosophical, and practical, How to Suffer Outside teaches casual walkers, hikers, and campers of all stripes how to venture outdoors with confidence.

About the author

DIANA HELMUTH has been in love with backpacking since she was a teenager and has hiked extensively throughout the western US, Europe, and Chile. She studied cultural anthropology at the University of California– Berkeley and the American University in Cairo. When she’s not on the trail or writing, she builds things in startup land and produces the occasional podcast. How to Suffer Outside is her first book.

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